“With great power comes great responsibility.”** It’s one of the most famous movie quotes of all time. Thanks Uncle Ben! Great words of wisdom. (From the first “Spider-Man” movie, 2002)
Did you now that Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man never actually wrote that? Well, he did, and he didn’t. The original comic actually read: “With great power must also come great responsibility”.**
Did you know though, that this phrase was common far before Stan Lee? (I’ll give Stan credit for making it famous, though. Kudos!)
You can trace this back to Voltaire. Yep, that far back. In 1817, a member of UK parliament actually said that the phrase had become cliché.
Cliché? Maybe that’s because it can be applied to so many things, and it’s great advice, isn’t it?
So good, in fact, that you can…
Want to read more? I’m guest posting way over in the UK on Nicky Wells today to celebrate the release of “The First Day of the New Tomorrow”. Come on over and say “Hi” and read the rest of the article!
It’s such a great phrase too. Sigh. It’s like that one about power. Power corrupts and ultimate power ultimately corrupts. Still true. But image how powerful it sounded the first time it was uttered.
Totally. That is actually the theme of a book series I’m working on 🙂
What a great excerpt, over there. Definitely a must-read. 🙂
Glad you liked it!
Just because a phrase becomes cliché doesn’t mean it’s lost its deeper meaning. “Great power/great responsibility” is a great goal to live by.
Great excerpt. I’m keen to read the rest! 🙂
Have to run over to visit…
I’m coming over. 😀
Spider-Man has a hyphen, and a capital M, just saying.
Oops. I never said I don’t need an editor. 🙂